2017 Speaker Lineup
Kickoff With Coach Jimbo Fisher
Coach Jimbo Fisher
08/22/2017Purchase Individual Tickets
Head Coach of the Seminoles since 2010. Overall record of 78-17 and 59-9 over the last 5 seasons. Led the Noles to its third National Championship in 2013 with a perfect 14-0 record. Has 3 ACC titles (2012-2014) and won the Florida Cup 6 of his 7 years by defeating both UM & UF during the season. He capped 2016 season with a win over Michigan in the Orange Bowl.
09/05/2017Purchase Individual Tickets
Dye’s first coaching job came as an assistant head coach at the University of Alabama in 1965, under Bear Bryant. Under Dye’s leadership, the Tigers won 4 SEC championships (83, 87, 88, 89). He received SEC Coach of the Year honors in 1983, 1987 and 1988. Dye was also Auburn’s athletic director from 1981 to 1991.
09/19/2017Purchase Individual Tickets
Drew, a 4-star player originally from the Tampa Bay area, was a 4-year starter for Land O’Lakes High School. Drew attended Florida State University 2004 – 2008, where he was a three-year starting quarterback under the legendary Coach Bobby Bowden. Drew’s college football career included an ACC Championship and five bowl appearances.
10/10/2017Purchase Individual Tickets
Coach Bowden is simply a Legend. During his 34 years as FSU’s head coach he had only one losing season–his first. From 1987 to 2000 the Noles finished every season with at least 10 wins & in the top 5 of the AP College Football Poll. Under Bowden, FSU won the national championship in 1993 and 1999 and won 12 conference championships.
10/24/2017Purchase Individual Tickets
Joined ESPN in 1996 & has been the senior producer for ESPN’s college football studio. He is charged with overseeing the strategic direction, staffing, and planning for the flagship college studio show College Gameday as well as College Football Live, College Football Playoff, and more. Has won 4 Sports Emmy Awards.
11/07/2017Purchase Individual Tickets
Craig, a running back, played 3 seasons for the University of Nebraska under Tom Osborne. He rushed for 2,446 yards & 26 touchdowns, with an average of 6 yards per carry. He once held the record for longest run from scrimmage, 94 yards, set during a 1981 game against FSU. Craig was the 49th overall selection in the 1983 NFL Draft. He went to 4 Pro Bowls & won 3 Super Bowls with the 49ers.
11/28/2017Purchase Individual Tickets
Wadsworth played for FSU & received 2nd team All-ACC honors his FR, SO & JR seasons (94–96) as a DT. He switched to left DE for his Sr season, registering 59 tackles, 19 for a loss & 16 sacks. He was a finalist for the Lombardi Award, and was named 1st team All-ACC and consensus 1st team All-American. He was selected ACC POY, & ACC Defensive POY in 1997. He was the 3rd overall pick in the 98 NFL Draft.
12/12/2017Purchase Individual Tickets
Holtz compiled a career record of 249–132–7. His 1988 Notre Dame team went 12–0 & was the consensus national champion. Holtz is the only college football coach to lead 6 different programs to bowl games, only coach to win 5 bowl games with different teams, and the only coach to guide 4 different programs to the final top 20 rankings. Holtz also coached the New York Jets during the 1976 season.